July 12 – August 4, 2012
In this time of rapid technological change within the film industry, the American Cinematheque remains committed to the traditional beauty of film prints while also embracing the impressive developments being made in digital projection. We’ve always been dedicated to showcasing a variety of top-notch formats - from 70mm, to six-track magnetic sound, to nitrate, to dye transfer - and the DCP (digital cinema package) is no different. The DCP format is unique in various ways: Uncompressed sound, zero generational degradations and the ability to scan negatives at high rates (labeled as 2K, 4K and 8K). These elements allow for perfect detail and color while retaining film grain and, in some situations, recreating the look of Technicolor. To unveil the Aero Theatre's new state-of-the-art 4K digital projector, we have programmed a Summer of classic films, screening in gorgeous DCP presentations as you’ve never seen them before.
Included in the series are well known classics from the various studios, such as GONE WITH THE WIND, CITIZEN KANE, THE DEER HUNTER, LAURA, SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, TAXI DRIVER, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, CASABLANCA and many more.
Read our blog for more details on our new digital additions!